Encourages Action with MM

August 16th, 2010 is a hub for all things activism. The site engages readers in issues ranging from homelessness to healthcare. David Orr, a chef and contributor to’s Sustainable Food section, knew that it was not enough to simply tell people how to eat better, he had to provide them with the tools they needed to become active in the process. So Orr decided to bring Meatless Monday to's new Meatless Monday featureIn his weekly Meatless Monday posts, Chef David Orr hand picks a recipe that is not only meatless and healthy, but also made with seasonal, sustainable ingredients. He then offers culinary advice, serving suggestions and information about the ingredients, including health benefits and sustainable selection tips. By providing this advice alongside his delicious dishes, Chef Orr ensures that readers eat healthfully and understand how the foods they prepare are impacting the environment and their health.

Meatless Monday fits nicely with’s philosophy of education and activism: making a conscious effort to forego meat one day a week is an easy way to take a stand and start sound habits. To further highlight this connection, Chef Orr also encourages readers to sign relevant petitions and otherwise engage in change.

Check out the first three Meatless Monday recipes on and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!

Fried Eggplant with Basil and Heirloom Tomato Sauce

White Gazpacho with Cucumber, Grapes, and Almonds

Panzanella Salad